Risks and Rewards of Small System Integration into a Detailed Maintenance System

Brian Fitzpatrick, Paul Herrington, Syed Adeel Ahmed
2013 Universal Journal of Industrial and Business Management  
The expectation of the Coast Guard from a mission execution standpoint is that the Coast Guard is "Semper Paratus -Always Ready" meaning that the physical asset and crew are ready to launch on a mission at any given time. The meaning for the mission support infrastructure and the greater engineering and logistics organization of the Coast Guard is that no matter how the boat, ship, or aircraft were acquired, it must be supported to the same degree of operational readiness. Therefore the same
more » ... el of support is required for the helicopter as the ship it lands on, and the small boat that is used to transport a boarding party. While the helicopter and the ship are both major systems acquisitions and follow a strict process and generally garner high levels of support and oversight, the small boat that delivers the boarding party to another vessel most likely was procured through the non-major acquisitions process classified as a procurement action. Even though the acquisition strategies used to procure each asset was very different, each asset is expected to reach the same level of engineering, logistics, and supply support.
doi:10.13189/ujibm.2013.010304 fatcat:vmpbgnwhpzbchgy457myqegyae